Panchkula, India, April 13, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- On completion of the 25 years of Zonal Cultural Centres of the country, a spectacular Cultural bonanza awaits the public during the Grand Silver Jubilee celebrations of Seven Zonal Cultural Centres of India at the main venue - Parade Ground, Panchkula. The grand celebrations of the event are being organised under the aegis of Ministry of Culture by the Zonal Cultural centres of India and support of the Haryana Government. The Zonal Cultural Centres are the main hubs of Culture spread across all states of the country to propagate the great tradition of folk art of India.
Hon’ble Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh will inaugurate the four day mega cultural programme in the august presence of Respected Smt. Sonia Gandhi, Chairperson NAC and UPA as the Chief Guest of the Function. The Hon’ble Minister for Culture, Kumari Selja will be present during the Opening Ceremony which is scheduled to be held at 06.30 pm on April 13, 2012 at Parade Ground, Sector 5, Panchkula (Haryana). H.E. the Governors of Punjab; Rajasthan; Uttar Pradesh; West Bengal; Nagaland; Maharashtra; and Tamil Nadu who are also Chairpersons of the ZCC in their respective states and the host Chief minister, Shri Bhupender Hooda, the Hon’ble Chief Minister will be among the host of Dignitaries expected to witness the spectacular choreographed performances being put up by the Creative Director of the show Sh. Bansi Kaul.
The second day will see the Hon’ble Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Science and Water Resources Shri Pawan Kumar Bansal gracing the occasion as the Chief Guest. The Special show of North East India on the third day will have the Hon’ble Minister for DONER, Shri Paban Singh Ghatowar will be the Chief Guest. The closing day will have H.E. Shri Shivraj Patil, the Governor of Punjab as the Chief Guest with the Hon’ble Minister for Culture, Kumari Selja as president.
At the venue Parade Ground Sector 5 Panchkula, the whole village is being set up on the theme “Matti Ke Rang”. The infrastructure of the artisan Village spans seven hubs encompassing the rare spectrum of Cultural art & Heritage of all states of the country to be showcased during 25th Anniversary of Zonal Cultural Centres. The venue has been divided into three segments and seven courtyards are being set up, 15 master craftsmen will exhibit their unique artifacts in each courtyard. About 1500 renowned artists from the country will enthrall the audience with their scintillating performances. Hundred of artists and artisans have come from various regions to showcase their talent and art forms.
Special Folk Music and Dance presentations will be showcased depicting the rich and unique cultural milieu of the country. There will also be the Martial Arts and Martial Dance of all the regions of India. The idea is to showcase the rich tapestry of our culture. The Ministry of Culture, Government of India has constituted a high power steering committee including Sh.Bansi Kaul, Smt Shobna Narayan, Smt Durga Jasraj, Smt Kiran seth, Sh.G.S.Channi and Sh.Rattan Thiyan as members to oversee, guide and conceptualis the celebrations and programme which will be continued for one year as a part of Silver Jubilee celebrations of ZCCs.
The 7 ZCCs comprises of North Zone Cultural Centre, Patiala, South Zone Cultural Centre, Thanjavur, Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre, Kolkata, West Zone Cultural Centre, Udaipur, North East Zone Cultural Centre, Dimapur, North Central Zone Cultural Centre, Allahabad, and South Central Zone Cultural Centre, Nagpur. These are Autonomous registered bodies under the Ministry of Culture, Government of India with the Governors of the host State as Chairperson of each ZCC.
25 years is a long time for any organization to look back in retrospect at its activities. While the ZCCs can now look back and smile for having made a difference, they cannot relax as they have to ensure that the flag they have unfurled reaches newer heights. As the centres celebrate their silver jubilee year, they reaffirm once again their commitment towards unity through culture.
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